Re: [SI-LIST] : SSTL Versus full swing PROS/CONS

Gary L. Sanders (gsanders@ricochet.net)
Mon, 24 May 1999 15:37:23 -0700

I agree about the abbreviations; I didn't know what they were either, and I am familiar with a number of abbreviations used in e-mail. Frankly, now that I do know what they mean, they seem rather meaningless used that way.
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Regards,
Gary L. Sanders, Staff Analog Eng., gsanders@ricochet.net
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"D. C. Sessions" wrote:

> "Muranyi, Arpad" wrote: > > > > D.C., > > > > I would appreciate if you would not use all these acronyms. > > > > "YMMV. HTH. HAND." etc... > > > > I have no idea what they stand for, and I bet many of the foreign > > readers on the list have the same problem. I know it takes a lot of > > time to write out frequently used common expressions, and in this > > world we have everything but time, but if this is such a big problem > > for you, come up with some nifty keyboard macros that will automatically > > write it out for you on pressing one or a few keys. > > > > Thanks, > > > > Arpad > > ====================================================================== > > > > -----Original Message----- > > From: D. C. Sessions [mailto:dc.sessions@vlsi.com] > > Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 8:12 AM > > To: si-list@silab.eng.sun.com > > Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : SSTL Versus full swing PROS/CONS > > > > "Yehuda D. Yizraeli" wrote: > > > > > I am looking for more data on the pros/cons of SSTL versus > > > full swing data XFR into memories. All aspects are important/interesting. > > > > SSTL is pretty completely specified, but "full-swing" could be > > anything. Do you mean rail-to-rail reflected-wave switching on > > a point-to-point connection with centered diffamp receivers (sort > > of like AGP) or what? > > > > Source-terminated full-swing with precision receivers can be as > > fast as SSTL and use less power. Emphasis: _can_ > > > > OTOH if you have a multi-drop bus it gets very hard to keep the > > reflections from seriously degrading performance. Also, series > > terminating an IC driver is iffy; doing it on the silicon gives > > a pretty wide range of incident wave amplitudes across process > > and temperature. Doing it off-chip is ugly for other reasons. > > > > YMMV. HTH. HAND. > > Your Milage May Vary > Hope That Helps > Have A Nice Day > > Old net.habits die hard. It *is* a good idea to learn some of > the more common acronyms, such as RTFM, SNAFU, and FUBAR. > At least partly since some (many?) are condensed for a reason. > > -- > D. C. Sessions > dc.sessions@vlsi.com > > **** To unsubscribe from si-list: send e-mail to majordomo@silab.eng.sun.com. In the BODY of message put: UNSUBSCRIBE si-list, for more help, put HELP. si-list archives are accessible at http://www.qsl.net/wb6tpu/si-list ****

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